NSBE Boston Announces 5th Inspire Stem Gala Presented by Amgen, Saturday, March 4, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 15, 2023


Ibiyemisi Gbenebor
Communications Lead, NSBE Boston Professionals




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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Boston Professionals is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Inspire STEM Scholarship & Awards Gala, to be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport. The gala, with a theme of “Inspiring the Next Generation of Black Innovators Now”, will serve as a platform for celebrating the achievements of Black scientists and engineers, as well as recognizing academic excellence among Black students.


As the lead sponsor for this year’s event, Amgen is dedicated to supporting NSBE’s mission to provide Youth STEM education and career programs for Black students in the Boston area. “The future of STEM must include ideas and innovations from Black engineers as founders, as contributors, and as leaders in traditional engineering and in tech,” said NSBE Boston President, Alexis Smith. “Historically, NSBE has been and continues to be the leader in inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals and serving as a catalyst for transforming the culture of engineering and providing opportunity to the next generation of Black STEM professionals.”


“We are pleased to sponsor the 5th Annual INSPIRE STEM Scholarship & Awards Gala this year benefiting NSBE Boston’s year-round Youth STEM initiatives,” said Oliver Thiel, PhD, Executive Director, Process Development & Site Head at Amgen Massachusetts, also known as Amgen’s East Coast Operations Innovation Center. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential. “Amgen invests in the development of leaders and strongly believes in the power of diverse teams who drive forward our innovation and a truly collaborative culture. Therefore, we are proud to partner with NSBE Boston in honoring the accomplishments of Black leaders inspiring future Black innovators.” 


With over 200 guests expected to attend, the Inspire STEM Gala will feature insightful remarks from business and community leaders, and offer a night of celebration for Black STEM professionals and students alike.


For more information on the Inspire STEM Gala and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.InspireSTEMgala.com.


About the Annual Inspire STEM Gala

The Annual Inspire STEM scholarship and awards gala is NSBE Boston’s foremost fundraising initiative, supporting youth STEM education, outreach and scholarship for Black students. The 2023 gala has a goal of raising $75,000 that will be awarded to the Inspire STEM scholars. NSBE Boston relies on the generosity of our donors and sponsors to support, educate, inspire, and provide opportunity to the next generation of Black STEM professionals Give today! 


About NSBE Boston Professionals

NSBE Boston opens channels of opportunity for the academic and career development of Black students and professionals who positively impact their communities. Founded in 1988, NSBE Boston has a diverse membership of professionals spanning the New England area. For more information, please visit www.nsbeboston.org 

The mission of NSBE is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.” NSBE Boston increases the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers and positively impacts the Massachusetts community through mentorship, education, and leadership training at the student and professional career levels.


Your gift helps fulfill our mission to graduate 10,000 black engineers by 2025. Learn more about the Inspire STEM Gala on our website!